Assaig sobre la lucidesa

By José Saramago Director Roger Julià

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Synopsis

Four years ago, in the capital, a plague of blindness brought out the best and worst of the city’s people and their leaders. Only one woman saw it all. Now, four years later, the people are summoned to vote. And, apparently spontaneously, they all leave their ballots blank. This relentless questioning of the parties that manage democracy will generate a violent confrontation between the powerful and the city. And the woman who saw it all is still there. And still seeing it all.

Assaig sobre la lucidesa is the second part of the famous Assaig sobre la ceguesa: a piece through which José Saramago goes a step further in his critical gaze upon the mechanisms of power and shines a light on corruption in the democratic system.

This theatrical adaptation brings us face to face with this Saramagan fable. The piece is especially relevant given the people’s revolts all over the world in the last ten years and emphasises the much-needed debate around so-called “real democracy”.

Cast:
Marc Pujol
Xavier Casan
Elena Fortuny
Xavier Torra
Júlia Santacana

Artistic details

Author: José Saramago
Adapted by: Jumon Erra
Translation consultant: Yannick Garcia
Playwright: Jumon Erra and Roger Julià
Director: Roger Julià
Stage and costume design: Clàudia Vilà
Lighting: Sylvia Kuchinow
Music: Enric Monfort
Movement consultant: Cristina Martí
Assistant director: Jumon Erra
Director’s assistants: Laura Roqué i Elias Ashtari
Executive producer: Elena Fortuny
Distribution: Magrana

Show supported by OSIC, part of the Catalan government’s Department of Culture.

Patrons: Illa de l’Aire, Carina Garcia-Ayats, Manel Adell, GV and Tati Marco. Micropatronage carried out through the Verkami platform.

In collaboration with: Aules, Espai 104 and Lluïsos d’Horta

Teatre Akadèmia team:
Artistic director: Guido Torlonia
Manager and head of production: Meri Notario
Head of communication: Míriam Font
Audience management: Rubén Salinas
Assistant art. director: Isabelle Bres
Theatre manager: Enrique Vallejo
Technical manager: Lluís Serra